BUCKHANNON — Organizers of the Upshur County Relay for Life held an informational and team meeting on Thursday evening at the Christian Fellowship Church to assist anyone interested in participating in this annual event.
By joining Upshur County Relay for Life and serving on the committee or as part of a fundraising team, everyone can play a part in making a difference in the fight against cancer. In 2020 and early 2021, Relay for Life fundraising efforts were reportedly slowed by the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s why it is more important than ever to help fundraise for the American Cancer Society, which supports research for a cure and programs that directly support cancer survivors.
“It has been a real challenge to come up with creative, COVID-19 safe ways to raise money for Relay this year, but we haven’t stopped trying! We have plans for a great Relay for Life event in August. Cancer hasn’t stopped during the pandemic and neither have we! Join us for an evening of fellowship, good food, entertainment, games and honoring those who cancer has affected in so many ways,” said Robin Oldaker, Upshur County Relay for Life Chair.
Upshur County Relay for Life is planning an in-person Relay event on Saturday, August 14 from 6 to 11 p.m. at Jawbone Park with the theme “Lasso a Cure.” Cancer survivors will be celebrated with a special reception and walk. Custom t-shirts will be available to order from any team, as well as available for purchase that day. Luminaries can also be purchased ahead of time or the day of the event.
If you couldn’t make it to the meeting but still want to be involved, head over to www.relayforlife.org/upshurwv to register a team. You may also email Robin Oldaker at [email protected] or call (304) 940-1577. Interested parties can also contact the Upshur County Relay for Life Facebook page.